Just over one year on from Oliver Harrison’s death – tributes have been pouring in over recent days for the Salford boxing legend.
Harrison, who died aged 59, ran Oliver’s Gym on Orchard St, Pendleton and was involved in the development of some of Boxing’s stars, including Salford’s own light-middleweight Jamie Moore.
The trainer helped guide Moore to British, Commonwealth and European titles during their time working together.
Harrison also coached other North West fighters like Amir Khan to Commonwealth title success, as well as helping develop Martin Murray and Rocky Fielding.
The anniversary of Harrison’s passing prompted heartfelt messages across social media to remember him.
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) April 26, 2020
My tribute for my friends in memory of a Salford and Northwest Boxing icon RIP Oliver Harrison, a year has gone but your legacy lives on forever #RIPOliverHarrison @MartinMurrayBox@frankwarren_tv@AnthonyFarnell
@SkySportsBoxing @JamieMoore777 @HitmanHatton 🥊🇯🇲 pic.twitter.com/UHBiTduXVf
— LouiseWoodwardStyles (@MrsLouiseWS) April 26, 2020
Moore tweeted: “Every now and then, somebody comes into your life and has an impact you could never have imagined. 1 year gone, but never forgotten. Miss you Ol, hope we’re doing your proud.”
One Salford resident replied: “Proper gentleman.”
Another added: “Time waits for nobody and that year has gone far too quickly! Oliver went 20 years too soon and it’s still very said even one year on.”